Junie Lowry-Johnson Wins 2009 Artios Award for Casting True Blood

November 5, 2009 by  

Junie Lowry-JohnsonJunie Lowry-Johnson, casting director for HBO‘s True Blood vampire drama series, won a 2009 Artios Award for Best Casting for a Television Pilot – Drama at The Casting Society of America’s 25th Annual Artios Awards ceremony held at The Times Center, in the newly built New York Times Building.

True Blood‘s Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler) was on hand at the awards ceremony as a presenter, and comedian Janeane Garofalo hosted the event.

Carrie Preston Artios Awards 2009The Artios Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in casting based on the criteria of originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project. The term “Artios” is from the ancient Greek word meaning “perfectly fitted.” Earlier this year, Junie won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her casting work on True Blood, but since the Artios Awards are presented by her peers in the field, this award is a true testament to her work.

BroadwayWorld.com has a complete list of winners from the event.

Carrie Preston looked lovely in black as she walked the red carpet before the event.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld.com and Backstage.com

(Photo credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd. via broadwayworld.com and Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos)

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  • Lizzie

    Right on Nia! Funny thing is – Casting for TB won at the Emmys but none of the actors were nominated for an Emmy! Bizarre!!!

  • Nia

    Congratulations Junie!
    So well deserved. The casting for True Blood is absolutely outstanding! Each actor so well chosen for their respective roles. No wonder True Blood has become such a phenomena.